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Jeff Janis is Just a Regular Guy

The rise of Jeff Janis in the eyes of Green Bay Packers fans was unscripted. Through talent and hard work — and a flair for making big plays — he’s gone from being a fan favorite to a legitimate potential weapon for the Packers in 2016.

As his backstory becomes better known, the love is only going to grow. Janis fits Green Bay and Wisconsin like a wide receiver’s glove.

Jeff and his family enjoy sharing their lives and adventures on Twitter (along with plugging products). Followers will learn Janis is:

  • A small-town guy – Tawas City, Michigan is nearly due east of Green Bay, and it too is on a bay of a Great Lake (Lake Huron).
  • A happy husband – married his childhood sweetheart Alyssa last July. She’s on The Better Half Packers wives’ show.
  • A sportsman – loves bowhunting and his fishing buddy is Wautoma native Jared Abbrederis.
  • A family guy – has a loving mom and still mourns his dad’s death in 2010. He goes back home often.
  • An underdog – no Division I college wanted him. He redshirted at Saginaw Valley State and almost went undrafted.
  • Enjoying life in Green Bay – likes to tweet about his new stuff: snowblower, crossbow, riding mower, Jeep, and a new puppy in April.

Want to bet Janis likes hot dogs and apple pie?

Off the field Janis is a regular guy. On the field: highly irregular!

Rob Born

Smart drafters don’t select the best available players, they fill a team’s positions of greatest need.



  1. Tequila July 3, 2016

    Nice rob. I was just on Whidbey island, great place to live. Jeff Janis would like it.

  2. Tucson Packer July 5, 2016

    Fantastic Article, thanks for digging this all up, Rob.

    I cannot wait till some PETA prick sees this photo. EAT IT PETA! actually, don’t do that PETA, save it for me to eat.

  3. Anti-McCarthy fan July 5, 2016

    That bastard McCarthy the hippo better play him.

  4. Packers fan July 5, 2016

    I think Janis is more than a regular guy. I started having hypes for him when he made that awesome Hail Mary catch in playoffs against the Cardinals.

  5. Draymond Green July 6, 2016

    Who cares Jeff Janis is a retard.